Animal enthusiast Dan Brandon, 31, suffered 'serious injuries' and died at his home in Hampshire, where he lived with his parents along with an array of exotic pets including a Burmese python. Nearby to Mr Brandon's dead body was one of his pythons - whose name is not known but is likely to be dubbed Monty - that authorities are now investigating. The experienced snake handler's social media profiles reveals photos of him with his pets, including one of a huge Burmese python draped over his body (centre) and another with it lying ominously next to him on the floor (left). While pythons have killed humans before, experts believe this would be the first ever case in Britain.
Newly-married Tory MP Andrew Bridgen 'moans about having to pay out £175 for Remembrance Day wreaths out of his own pocket in bid to cut maintenance payments to ex-wife'
Andrew Bridgen, 52, MP for North West Leicestershire, told a court that he cannot continue payments of £1,100 per month to ex Jacqueline (together left) and his children because he is nearly broke. Mr Bridgen claimed he lost 70 per cent of his earnings after the divorce, and his expenses as an MP - including Remembrance Sunday wreaths - has not helped matters. But Jacqueline accused him of lavishing gifts on new wife Nevena, 38 (right), a Serbian opera singer, and of paying thousands to visit her in her home country.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's daughter is spotted looking for a house... in Croydon: Adopted child of the Hollywood stars is seen in South London with her husband
Isabella Cruise, 24, the adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, walked the streets of south London with husband Max Parker as they searched for a home on Sunday. Miss Cruise married the IT consultant in a Scientologist ceremony in London in 2015, where the pair now live. She was adopted by the Hollywood A-listers in 1992, with brother Connor joining the family via another adoption three years later. When Tom and Nicole split, both children went to live with him and followed him into the Church of Scientology.
Anti-fascist protests break out in Germany as far-right party enters parliament for the first time in strongest showing since Nazi era - but humbled Merkel still wins largest share of vote
Angela Merkel won power at the ballot box on Sunday but lost support to the far-right AfD party which gained its first seats in the German parliament, leading to protests across the country. The Alternative for Germany party got 13.5 per cent of the public vote, as it promised to 'reclaim our country and our people'. Merkel acknowledged that the last four years had been a 'challenge' and vowed to put security and prosperity at the heart of her new government, as she was punished for allowing millions of migrants into the country.
The most chilling betrayal of all: RICHARD KAY on the disturbing revelations that royal physicians drugged Diana and were terrified she'd pass on her 'dangerous' illness to her children
RICHARD KAY: Could there be a sadder postscript to the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death than the revelation that doctors, and possibly some members of the Royal Family, believed she might have had a congenital condition that could be passed on to future generations? The extraordinary assertion, detailed in a letter (inset) to one of Prince Charles's closest mentors, suggests this was primarily the concern of the Queen's former physician, who feared Diana was suffering from a mental disorder that was 'dangerous' and posed a 'dynastic disaster' to the House of Windsor. What makes this revelation so chilling is that the doctors were worried not for the welfare of the Princess - their patient - but for the future well-being of the royal house.
Imam winces in pain after he was stabbed in the neck as he attended evening prayers at a mosque in Manchester 'by attacker making anti-Muslim comments'
An imam has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed outside a mosque by an attacker who reportedly made 'anti-Muslim comments'. Police confirmed they have launched an investigation after a doctor was attacked with a knife outside the Altrincham Islamic Centre in Greater Manchester on Sunday. Dr Nasser Kurdy was pictured tonight (left) receiving treatment at the mosque. Andrew Western, Labour councillor for Sale, Greater Manchester, said thoughts are 'with him and his family.' Dr Kurdy, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, is in his 60s and some people had already made their way into the mosque when he was attacked at around 6pm.
The Miss GB twins who are still in demand... aged 65: Work pours in for beauty queen sisters who have now signed with a London agency
Zoe (left) and Gay Spink (right), both of West Yorkshire, are still working as models at the age of 65 after recently signing a contract with a London-based model agency. Their careers have taken off since winning several beauty queen titles in the 1970s - and show no signs of slowing down yet. Zoe, who lives alone in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, since losing her husband Akin two years ago, said: 'It's great to still be working as models when Gay and I are 65. We just love modelling and it's fantastic that our age isn't against us and clients still want to book us. 'We've been modelling for more than 40 years now and we still love it just as much. We love working together too. As twins we have such a strong bond, and this has only brought us closer together over the years.'
American football stars playing at Wembley defy Trump and drop to their knees during US national anthem as protests spread across NFL after President said sportsmen who show 'disrespect' should be FIRED
At least 100 American football stars either kneeled or sat during the national anthem after players from both the Jacksonville Jaguars (bottom) and the Baltimore Ravens (top) took a knee in defiance at Wembley. No players were kneeling during the playing of 'God Save The Queen' today at Wembley, which followed the Star Spangled Banner. The Wembley protest was the first in a series organised by NFL teams disgusted with Trump's comments. Games kicked off across the States with unprecedented numbers of players taking a knew during the Stars and Stripes.
City worker sues BA over 'assault' by cabin crew...but airline says she tried to bite staff and ran along an aisle with her trousers down
Sabina Sultanova, 34, was travelling to the UAE for her birthday when she alleges she was pulled back on to a plane as she tried to disembark, leaving her bruised (inset, below) with a cut on her neck (inset, above). The financial services worker says she passed out before waking up in an airport holding room full of police officers, but was never told why and was not charged. The airline, which contests the claims, says Miss Sultanova ran along the plane's aisle with her trousers down, was abusive and tried to bite crew members. Miss Sultanova, who lives in central London, says she was unable to swallow for several days after her jacket was pulled around her neck with such force that it restricted her breathing.
Part of The Firm now Meghan? Harry's girl was escorted by one of the prince's own Scotland Yard protection officers as she attended her first official Royal engagement at Invictus Games on Saturday
Prince Harry's actress girlfriend Meghan Markle finally got to enjoy royal privileges as the couple attended their first official engagement together during the opening of the Invictus Games. The couple were not seated together at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (inset), but Meghan was sat just a few feet away from the Queen's grandson, who was accompanied by US First Lady Melania Trump. Although she is not entitled to British tax-payer funded police protection, one of Harry's Scotland Yard security officers could be seen hidden away in a stairwell (shown main) close to where Miss Markle was seated. Because they are not engaged, royal protocol dictates that Harry and Meghan cannot sit next to one another at official events. Wearing a purple dress and a matching $690 Mackage leather jacket slung over her shoulders, Meghan was escorted by her close friend Markus Anderson who introduced her to Prince Harry last year. Her low key presence marks the first time she has joined the Royal for an official event and will intensify speculation that an engagement announcement is imminent.
The crack of dawn! Dozens of skinny dippers welcome sunrise with a naked swim in the North Sea to raise money for charity
Brave bathers stripped naked and ran into the sea as the sun rose over the Northumberland coast this morning for the North East Skinny Dip. The annual event sees hundreds of people bear all and make a splash in the freezing cold waters of the North Sea every year. With the aim of celebrating the Autumn Equinox and raising money for mental health charity MIND, the mass skinny dip has raised over £25,000 for charity since it began in 2012. This morning just before the sun rose at 7am over 400 people gathered on the beach at Druridge Bay, 30 miles north of Newcastle.
Male celebrities including Shayne Ward, Robbie Savage and Bruno Tonioli follow Loose Women stars and strip off for a photo shoot as they join the show's body confidence campaign
Following in the footsteps of the Loose Women panel (inset), a group of male celebrities has joined ITV's Body Stories campaign to promote good self esteem. The shoot, which was taken by celebrated photographer Rankin, who has photographed The Queen, was accompanied by brutally honest confessions from the celebrities about their struggles with their body image. Pictured left to right: Dr Ranj from This Morning, footballer David Ginola, Coronation Street star Shayne Ward, boxing champ Frank Bruno, Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli, footballer Robbie Savage and Judge Rinder.
French model, 16, who was dubbed the 'most beautiful girl in the world' at the age of SIX walks the runway for Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week
Thylane Blondeau walked in Dolce & Gabbana's latest show in Milan on Saturday. This is her second runway show for the designer after walking earlier this year. She had been offered front row seats at Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors at previous Fashion Week events this season, but this is her first walking gig. At 10, Thylane posed for a Vogue Paris editorial that some criticized by some for being too sexual. She walked for Jean Paul Gaultier at age four and posed for Vogue Enfants (a Vogue Paris insert) at age six. She has since found new fame as an online influencer, with 1.6 million Instagram followers, and is signed to IMG Models.
'Gentle giant' father, 32, dies just eight weeks after being diagnosed with cancer to leave his wife bringing up their two-year-old daughter with another baby on the way
Lou Alexander, 32 (pictured with wife Ines and daughter Emily-Rose,) from Bristol, had complained about having pan in his stomach earlier this year and underwent a number of tests before being diagnosed with cancer. Results indicated that he had colon cancer and that the disease had spread to his liver on July 25. He was described as being a 'gentle giant' and the news of his death has shocked the community in Bristol.
'Apocalyptic' scenes in Puerto Rico: Aerial photos reveal devastation as the island is hit by widespread looting and STILL has no power or cell service after Hurricane Maria
On Saturday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló met with more than 50 local mayors and representatives from across the island, who relayed reports of commercial and residential looting. 'We know a little more today than we did yesterday,' Rossello said. 'This is going to be a long road.' At least 10 people have been confirmed killed by the storm, according to Rosselló's office. Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades.
Terrifying moment a snake catcher finds a deadly python in an Australian family's garage before realising it's part of a mating pair - but can you find its mate hidden on their shelf?
A snake catcher who was called after a family found a python in their garage was stunned to find it was part of a breeding pair. Dan shared a picture of the scene after one of the snakes had been removed on the Sunshine Snake Catchers 24/7 Facebook page. He said he had arrived at a home in Cooroy, Queensland, and removed the snake - and it was only then that he realised there were actually two.
Plastic menace is so bad that seabirds are feeding scraps of it to their young, warns 'heartbroken' Sir David Attenborough after finding evidence filming new documentary
Sir David, pictured inset, has told Greenpeace how the team on his latest documentary recorded evidence of the problem and spoke of being 'heartbroken' at what he witnessed.The organisation has also collected images of gannets feeding plastic to their young off the coast of Scotland as well as puffins with scraps of it in their beaks. It's team also found plastic bottles, bags and packaging in some of Britain's most iconic seabird colonies in areas such as the Bass Rock, Isle of May and the Shiant Isles.
'My babies, my babies!' Mother's agonising scream as two of her five-month-old triplets are found dead in their cot as police rule out carbon monoxide poisoning
A grief-stricken grandmother has paid tribute to two baby triplets found dead in their home. Single mother Sarah Owen, 29, (inset left) found two of her five-month-old boys not breathing when she checked them on Saturday morning. Paramedics rushed to her rented home in Bridgend, South Wales (inset right) and took the triplets to hospital where two - Charlie and Noah (left) were pronounced dead. The third, Ethan (pictured right with his brothers), was unharmed. Jane Owen has paid a heartfelt tribute to her grandsons, adding she has faced the 'hardest day ever' in the wake of the tragedy. It was initially claimed the boys died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly from a faulty heater. But neighbours were told by the boys' grandfather - who came to the house to collect possessions - that this had been ruled out.
He's at it again! Graphic designer trolls a new crop of clients by taking their photo editing requests VERY literally (including adding a donkey for a girl who wanted more a**)
The US-based designer has become an online sensation with his hilarious edits, and recently there's been no shortage of willing victims volunteering their photos for a sprinkling of James' unique magic. Clockwise from top left: That's what you get when you ask for more a**; a unique way of looking more mature; James' idea of adding romance, and when dad gets shrunk.
The incredible recovery of 'miracle baby', now one, who was cut out of the womb by deranged woman who 'murdered' her mother in New York
Jenasis Bradley (left), who miraculously survived being cut out of her mother, will turn two years old in November. Police say her mother Angelikque Sutton (bottom right) was horrifically butchered in the Bronx by her friend Ashleigh Wade (top right). Wade appeared to believe the baby growing inside of Sutton was hers.
Bluebloods stage catwalk takeover: Aristocrats including Lady Kitty Spencer and Lady Amelia Windsor hit the runway at Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan
Kate Middleton was still a middle-class lass when she caught Prince William's eye while modelling in a fashion show at St Andrews University. Now, it's the aristocrats who hope to seize attention on the catwalk. First to hit the runway at Dolce & Gabbana's show in Milan at the weekend was Lady Kitty Spencer, 26, Princess Diana's niece. Fittingly, she wore a tiara with her tight black frock. Next up was Lady Amelia Windsor, 22, the Duke of Kent's granddaughter, who sported a ruffled, polka-dot gown. Looking wizard was Sabrina Percy, 27, kinswoman of the Duke of Northumberland whose ancestral home, Alnwick Castle, doubled as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. She was followed by Frankie Herbert, 21, niece of the Earl of Carnarvon. She's so grand Downton Abbey was filmed at her uncle's family seat, Highclere Castle.
Amanda Holden's revealing BGT outfit overtakes Russell Brand's crude language during Comic Relief to rack up the most Ofcom complaints this year (and 'violent' Emmerdale is third!)
The June 1 episode - in which the 46-year-old ITV star wore a daring dress (left), slashed to the navel - attracted some 663 complaints, the watchdog said. Holden's latest wardrobe malfunction received almost twice as many complaints as Comic Relief, in second place. The fundraising show, broadcast on BBC1 on March 24, attracted 340 complaints for Russell Brand's 'crude language' (top right) as well as 'sexual references'. Emmerdale's March 6 episode was in third place, with 275 complaints for violence and a storyline involving intimidation towards character Aaron Dingle in prison (bottom right).
Italian pilot is killed as he fails to eject before his Typhoon jet crashes into the sea during airshow in front of stunned spectators
The Italian aircraft crashed into the sea off Terrancia, 47 miles south of Rome. Horrifying footage uploaded to social media shows the aircraft beginning the manoeuvre as it climbs above the clouds. The Typhoon was filmed performing a huge loop before descending back down towards the sea. But it is us unable to regain altitude and smashes into the ocean, leaving a huge cloud of water and debris hanging in the air. The event was attended by thousands of spectators and gasps from audible gasps from the crowd can be heard as the jet plunges into the sea.
Pictured: Bride 'who ran off with £11,000 saved up for her fiancé's stag do' is seen at the homeless hostel where she has been staying since 'doing a runner'
Rachel Doran (left), 29, from Cumbria, has been pictured having a cigarette and chatting to other residents at a homeless hostel, as she lies low from accusations she conned her fiancé, Chris Mahone (right, both pictured). Wearing a striped hooded top pulled over her head, dark jeans and slippers, Ms Doran looked a far cry from the future blushing bride she was supposed to be. A source said: 'She doesn't stray far from the door and when she leaves she normally has her hoodie pulled up.'
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Mother-of-three, 37, who nearly died giving birth gets married surrounded by her five surrogate children and their parents
A surrogate mother who has helped several couples achieve their dream of becoming parents is enjoying her own fairy tale ending. Ria Pawlow, who has given birth to five surrogate babies, celebrated her wedding day surrounded by the families she has given joy to. The 37-year-old care worker (left) from Havant in Hampshire got married to her partner Stacey, 30, before posing for heartwarming pictures with her own three children and five surrogates. A touching photo (right) shows the newlywed alongside her wife Stacey and their son, her two children from a previous relationship, and four of the children she has carried for other parents.
Plus-size model loses 155lbs after undergoing surgery to reduce her stomach to the size of a BANANA - and now she flaunts her figure in racy photo shoots
Rochelle Monique Murrell, 35, from Washington DC, weighed 338lbs (27st 2lbs) at her heaviest (left) and her low self-esteem left her feeling like a 'monster'. She underwent a surgery to have her stomach reduced to the size of a banana and, with the help of a healthier diet and more active lifestyle, lost 115lbs in a year. Rochelle is now confident flaunting her US size 14 (UK 18) frame in stunning photo shoots (right and inset) and feels 'liberated' following the weight loss.
White line fever! Driver is fined for parking just SIX inches out of his bay in deserted car park as he took children on school trip
Coach driver Christopher Wells, 57, from Grimsby, was slapped with a £50 parking fine for stopping just six inches over a white line in a deserted car park after dropping off school children on a trip. He insisted he was not blocking anybody as the two spaces in front of the bay were empty-there were a total of 26 empty spaces in the pay and display car park at the time the fine was issued.
Some REAL old school bling! Pearly Kings and Queens parade through the City of London in all their finery
The glittering procession of London's Pearly King and Queens was watched by hundreds of onlookers as the families paraded along the streets in their dazzling black suits. The tradition dates back to 1875 and has been held on to by 30 London families who were today celebrating their annual Harvest Festival. It began when Somers Town street sweeper, Henry Croft, decorated his uniform and began collecting money for charity. His success meant other charities called on him to help raise funds for them, and so he asked the market traders to help him - and the Pearly Kings and Queens were born.